Myles, one of Amey’s BuildForce mentors, supports Service leaver

20 July 2021
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Myles Atkins, Ameys’ Health and Safety Specialist in our South West Defence contract, is among 32 Amey mentors who work with BuildForce Programme to support Service leavers who are transitioning into long term careers in construction and the built environment.  

Myles, a former Aircraft Engineer in the RAF for 14 years, mentors Jamie, who is currently serving in the Army. He is helping him to take the next steps towards his resettlement into civilian life by providing advice and guidance that will support his career expectations. Earlier this month, Myles invited Jamie to Bovington Camp where they conducted a joint site inspection, giving Jamie hands on experience of the job and what is expected.  

Jamie said: “As my coach and mentor, I cannot thank Myles enough. It has been incredibly beneficial, and we have agreed to conduct more site visits soon so I can gain wider experience and share his wealth of knowledge. All these visits are playing a key role in providing me with construction experience. I’ve applied for an Assistant Site Manager role at a local business which will be my first ever job interview.” 

In the last year, 84 BuildForce Service leavers and veterans have benefited from the knowledge and support of our mentors. We’ve secured 36 interviews and successfully recruited 11 into Amey, with more in the pipeline.